Out on 05 October 2023

The Nutcracker

Alex T. Smith

Ages 5 to 9
05 October 2023
176 pages


The perfect gift for any child this Christmas. From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of festive favourites How Winston Delivered Christmas, How Winston Came Home for Christmas and The Grumpus, comes a gorgeous retelling of children's Christmas classic The Nutcracker - a Christmas Story in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters.

The Mouse King is up to some very sneaky shenanigans.

The night before Christmas, he steals the key to the Kingdom of Sweets and sets out to cause as much festive mayhem as he can!

Clara and Fritz Strudel, and their new friend the Nutcracker, are the only ones who can stop him. But when a magical curse is put on Fritz, it's a race against time to make it to the Kingdom of Sweets and find the Sugar Plum Fairy – the only one who can break the spell!

Can the adventurers stop the Mouse King's naughty plan and save Fritz, before it's too late?

With irresistible colour illustrations, a festively foiled cover and a chapter to enjoy each day in December, this gorgeous hardback is the perfect gift for any child at Christmas.

Utterly gorgeous stuff.
Make a new festive family tradition this year and read a chapter a night of Alex T Smith's absolutely adorable Advent book and enjoy the gorgeous artwork and Christmassy activities.
Alex T. Smith delivers another fabulous, illustrated Christmas story. It's great fun and the illustrations sparkle.